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Vdiice. 1 1 1 l 11 IIIHFIIIIIJ
Ftesbyterinn, Fsyfettevi'.le services at
10:3n and et n gh'; Itev J U I&rvson, pastor;
(Sunday fediool al8 a U.
Mki1o list services every Sabbath at
l'j;3' and at nijiht; Itcv G I' Jackson, pastor;
Sunday school at S o'clock.
Cumberland I'resbj tciian Fcrvices 1st,
2nd and 3 d Sundays at 11 o'clock a
u and at ninbt; Sunday school at 8.
Union Clutch, l'leasant Tlaiiis sei victs
1st Subbath each month at 11 and night by
tho M-.-thodists, Ut v V B Lowey, preacher
i 1 charge 2nd and 4th Rabbath each month
at II by the Associate 'de'ormed Presbyteri
ans, Ucv J II Muse, pastor. Mettudist Sun
day school at
A It i'resbvrian, New Hope services lat
and 3rd Sabbaths ta 11; llethel, 2nd and
4th Kabbalhs at 11 Kev A S Sloan, pastor.
Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun
day in each month at 11 o'clock and every
Sunday nif;ht; ItevWJ Collier, pastor; Sun
day School at 9.: .-
I'.aptist, Mulberry Kei vices 1st Sabbath
in eaih lm.i.th at 11- He Win Huff. Iot.
Cuml-er'and I'nb tenon, Mulberry
services 1st Sabbath in each month at 11
and night; Kev Jas Campbell, pastor.
United Fresh) tcrian. Lincoln services
every Sabbath at 11:15 a. m; ll-v David
Slran pnstor; Sunday school at 10.
Methodist, Shady drove, (fehclton s
creek) servici-s 1st Sabbath in ca:h month
at 11 o'clock; Ucv J. Fails, preacher inch
Libe.ty drove?-" ices 2nd Sabbath at
11 a m; Kev W A Gill, preacher in charge.
Cumberland I'resby tcrian, Oak Grove,
rear Flyntville) services 4th S Sabbath 11.
each month at 11 o'clock; Kev A feuth
MethodiM. Oak 11 ill -services 4th Sab
lath each month at H o'clock.
Cumberland Freb) ter.ar., kt;lso, Kev W
KMcthodhist services 2nd Sabbath at 10 a
11 ; lUv W U Lowcry, V C. ?
rwb.-rland rretbytcrun, Oak Hill, Lev
J 11 Tisert, pastor.
Froai-ea, Wells' hi'.', Satu-.clay before 2d
Sunday, each month, Kev 1 T Kipr. pastor.
Hester's Creek. Jfaturdny l-ctore 4lh Sun
day, each month, Kev D T King, pastor.
Methodist. Flyntville services 4h bab
la'h atl0;3t) a M t. lh rmon, Flmtvillc
circuit, advices Ut Sabbath at 10:30 a m;
Macedonia, Flii.Uille circuit m-tvu- Jrd
Hahbftth at 10:30 a M-liev 11 A1.ll.0ny,
preacher in churse.
ilisMonary Haptist, N orris Cre. k, (Buck
,ye) services 4tli Saturday and Sunday in
each month: Uev U W D-dby, pastor
Villon. 1st Sunday; Providence, 2nd; Lib
erty G.ove, 3rd;t)k Hill, 4th; Kev WT
Oill, Treacher in charge.
Shiloh.Mcthodis', n ar Millville preach
ineon i'u l S-.mday in each month at 3 r.
u and on Saturday at 11 A . v., belore the
2nd and 1th Sunday, Kev S M Cherry, pastor
Railroad leaves every eiay excepv Sun
Shelby ville stage arrives aionnay,
f,esday and Friday at 11 A. M.; leaves same
days at 2 r. M. Supplies Mulberry, Lynch
bur? Uobncville, t'out.ty Line. Shclbyville.
Uuntsville stac-leavs Monday and
rhursd.iy at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and
Friday at 5 r.M. Supplies Goshen llatle
Green. Meridianvillc and Huntsvillo.
Shelbyille lack haves Mondays and
Thuraday at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and
Friday at 5 r. K. Sn plicl N orris Creek,
Chi-BtnutRiJ?e,!Uwth.rno n 1 Shelby vill.
I'ulaski horse arnves every Saturday at
11-30as; leaves same day a. 1:30. Supprle
CyriiRtnn, Millville, risgah, Dradslaw and
1 "i'lanche horse leaves every Tuesday ard
F.idav at i a. m.; arrives Wednesday and
Saturday at 3 f M. Su( plies Camargo, Mo
lin, Cold Wator, Wanche.
Uoons Hill horse arrives every Salur
dv at 12 m; leaves s?arne day at I P M.
i'cterburg horse ieaves Saturday at 8 a
K; arrives at 5 p M same day. Supplies
KenLow Station and F tersburj;.
Mmey Orders can be ol ta a d at this of
fice tiiHjn pobt offices in all part er the U
nited Str.tcs. A list of Mon y Order offices
ma v l-c iecn on application. Kates of corn
n.is'sion for Money O Ucrs aro as follows:
Over 15 and not excdin- S0. . . .15 do
4U ,lo do 50....25 do
- V. !l HOIH'HAT. I. M.
day at S:45 a.m.; arriveiat i:w r.M. ouppues
Ihn followinc offices: Kelso, Lincoln, Flynt
ille, Oregon, George's Store, Flora Hunt's
c..;t, Knlim. Winchester and Decherd.
V r. Cartrr, Cou. ty Jud;o.
a S Filt'n, C rk tlhanc-ry Court.
W I. Morgan, do Circuit do
r r."vr", d. C uuty do
V T Indian I. Sh.-nir.
;;"w.C..u..t W.A.Milard.V. A. Cun
ni .aiu. Dci.uiy-Shmirs.
II,.,,, v U u 1. 10,1, linvtee.
U V.." I h'"11 !"" l'Al','r
II! C. Dud". County-Surveyor.
T Jll.ve. Sartor l'ublic School..
. M. Pen' kroner. .
V 0. Wall. Kagcr.
Estabiss-hed December ISth,
"Wc were on the railroad train,
Johnson and I, rushing West at
the rate of thirty miles an hour.
Johnson was a detective, and he
and I had known each ether
from boyhood. AVe talked over
our school days as we sat on the
seat together; we discussed the
crops; we argued the 'moral, sc- er, I discovered that they were
cial, intellectual and political going to Xova Scotia and Cana
questions of the day; we specu- da to join a gang of thieves, that
lated on the weather; we brought
forth every subject we could
think of until, at last, there came
a lull in the conversation. Then
I said, as a sudden thought rations, where the whole gang
struck me: would appear. I learned their
"Johnson, don't you ever have plans, the -whole method of pro
any exciting adventures in yourjeedure, before I left the spot,
line of business? Tell us a etc-j This question then presented it
ry of your experience, will you?" self to me: 'Wouldn't it be best
My friend laughed, and, fixing to let this fellow alone for the
his keen, gray eyes upon my face,'
answered, musingly: " j
yes I suppose they would be
called so. There are a great
many occurrences that I might
relate, but I don't generally care
to speak of them; however, as it
is you, Keade, I ivill tell you of
a curious capture that I made a
few weeks ago on one condi
tion. "Xame it."
"That if I break off suddenly
in the middle of my story you
will not be displeased."
I knew he had good reason for
his proviso, so I said:
"Certainly not, 1 accept the
"Last spring," he began, "I
had occasion to track a noted
burglar from our city to Chica
go, and back, but I didn't catch
him after all. I almost had the
clutches of the law upon him
several times, but I think he get
wind that he was pursued, fcr
hc.did a number of shrewd things,
and assumed a number of strange
disguises, which baffled mv ev
ery attempt. Still I determined
that he should not elude me by
any mere subterfuge, and,tho'
many times thrown off the trail,
I entered B a short time af
ter the fellow himself. I don't
think he suspected he could be
followed so closely, fur lie grew
careless and soon I knew his
whereabouts. I knew the man
personally.- AVe were long ac
quainted before I discovered his
character, for he was a person
of education, and in his deport
ment a perfect gentleman. A
man who you would never sus-
pect to be guilty of the crime
which had disgraced his career.!
"Well, as I said, I found out
where he was, and about niue o'
clock one moonlight eve,dctective
Davis and myself, disguised,
went in search of him. It was!
at a house in the worst quarter
of the city that we expected to
find him, but he was not there.
We made a search, but cur eel
had once more slipped through
our fingers. Foiled again, we
once mere turned cur steps heme-said ! 'What kind of a look
ward. We parted at the corner, ling man was he?" '
and I was proceeding up through I " 'He was tall, good-looking,
the business streets alone, when,! well-dressed, had a slight scar
passing the door of a fiashy sa
loon, I was surprised to hear the
sound of a familiar voice. It
was my man earnestly, engaged
in conversation w ith another fel
low of the same class. It was
not discreet to take him just
there, so, trusting to my disguise,
I entered the place. There was
a crowd around the bar, eating
and drinking. They stepped the
loud talking and laughing for a
moment as I entered, and imme-
diatcly resumed their hilarity.
By and by the two came in frcm
the doorway, went into one cf
the curtained recesses and order
ed nvKtortf. Thf rnmrRt rrnvor-
sation had the effect of .nrousirg
my curiosity, and here was the j He got hU dinner, paid Tor it,
opportunity of learning what 'and depart ed,and appeared like
mischief was brewing. I bought! a gentleman, as I said before,
some little things, n doughnut cr.Xow, Johnson, what, do vou
two, and left the saloon. Be -
tween this and the next building! doing? Will you tell me?'
there was a passage way about j. "Feeling sure j that . i I could
four feet wide. Into this I went trust the man, I told huii in a
and reached the window of the; few brief words what I have told
stall where the burglars were.
It was a warm evening in the
; "Let all
last of May, and the window was
open. T crouched down and rec
ognized the deep bass" voice of
t my criminal in a moment.
""What I learned that night
both surprised j arid astounded
me, and I don't need to tell you
all, to tell you what has a bear
ing on this case. They were in
deed plotting mischief. Howev-
' my gentleman was the leading
spirit, and that a wealthy city in
Xorthern Massachusetts was al
so to be the scene; of their ope
present, and by so doing capture
the band?' I thought so, and,
notwithstanding the large sum
offered for his arrest, !' resolved
jto keep my own secret and let
him depart in peace.
"The next day I discovered he
took, passage in a vessel bound
for Halifax. I proceeded at
once to S , the city which
they proposed to visit. I had
many acquaintances in this place,
and, without giving my object, I
gave a description of my man to
several whom I knew I could
trust. I also notified the police
to look out for him about the
first of September. .1 directed
each of these persons'1 "to tele
graph me a short message if they
should sec a man who answered
ine iescni)tion. Mill l was a-
fraid that he'd disguise himself
and fciil rac again. .
"One day toward the latter
part tf August I received a tel-
egrsrc, which besides the address
and signature contained the sin
gle word 'Come. I "was sur
prised at this and rather provok
ed, for I felt sure my friend had
made a mistake. I had expect
ed no such message until Sep
tember, and I intended to remain
in S during the greater part
of that month and watch for mv
self. I concluded to go, howev
er, mere because I had been sent
for than because I had any hopes
of success. The friend who had
sent me the message was a keep
er of an eating house, a prompt,
honest man, with a-brisk, keen
way about him that I had always
admired. I had thought him
very observant, but I jumped to
the conclusion that he had been
fcoled this time. I reached S
early that afternoon and went to
'the saloon of my friend.
"Well, what's the new s, Jim?
said I, as I entered. . , . ,.
" 'I've seen your man,' said he,
"'Sure?' I asked, incredu
lously. " T'lat sure he answered vour
description. I've watched for
him every day;' ' 1 ' -
'"Tell me what you know?'
over the left eye, a splendid bass
voice, and had the appearance
of a perfect gentleman.'
"Good! that's him,' said I,ex
ultingly. 'Did he want to put a
patent spring on your door?'
" 'That's just exactly what he
wanted to do. He came in at
noon, walked up and asked me
if I was the .proprietor. I told
him I was.T Then he wanted to
'know if he couldn't sell me one
of the best door springs ever
; vented,.-J toltllhim;.! -did,
think that I needed enc, and I
noticed that lie didn't urge mei
much. Jler6aid. Le would "call
around' ngain by next spring,
and perhaps I'd want' one then.
; want him for? What's he be
vou, and this besides: that thc!peiousness, he confessed all.
' gang were intending to rob three
iJli l Ujj
the ends thou aim'st at be
I FAYETTEV1LLE, TENNESSEE:
banks in the city all in one night;
that the 'gentleman' of the party
with his door-springs went ahead
to examine the doors and fasten
ings and take the impression of
the keyholes; in short, to make
the way clear for the rest of the
"I now went directly 'to the
banks and found that my enter
prising thief had his springs on
the inner doors of them all. On
inquiry I learned that he put
them on without compensation
for a month's trial. I thought
the bank officials pretty green,
for they didn't have any idea
that anything was wrong, and I
took pains not to excite any such.
The fellow had been to nearly all
the principal stores in the city,
but this was only to allay suspi
cion. I notified the police of
the whole plot and they prom
ised to be on hand when I want
"I stopped three weeks in this
place, waiting around the depots,
hoping to get a sight of the men
I wanted, but they came not. I
was fast becoming discouraged,
when one afternoon I saw a fa
miliar face at the car window as
a train from the East rolled into
the station. I had seen it but
once before, and that in the eve
ning, but I knew it immediately.
It was the face cf one or the
men I had overheard in the sa
loon. It was not the 'chief,' how
ever, lie left the train and I
followed him up the street. He
stopped opposite the City Bank.
So did I. He took a long look.
and then walked on to the Inde
pendence: I followed. Then he
went to the Orient, and then
backward and forward the whole
afternoon, with me following be
hind him. This man was a ''spot
ter,' I knew, but his precise ob
ject I couldn't surmise. I dc
tei mined to arrest him and use
him against tho others if I couldJ
I went up behind him, quietly,
and laid my hand upon his arm.
" 'You arc my prisoner,' I said,
. "Hie man turned with a scorn
ful laugh. 'What do you charge
me with?' he sneeringly said.
'Perhaps you mistake your man.'
" 'There is no mistake said I,
'you will come with me.'
'"What do you charge me
with?' he repeated with an oath.
" 'I'll tell veil what,' said I
drawing my pistol as I saw a
threatening demonstration on his
part; 'with an intended robbery
in this city and with crimes com
mitted in Canada. Make any
resistance and vou are a dead
"A frightened look came over
his countenance and he turned
so pale I thought he was about
to faint. I took advantage of
this momentary agitation to slip
a pair of bracelets on his wrist.
He soon recovered himself, the
crimson tide came back into his
face, and he said in a husky
" 'I have bcn betrayed, but
they shall suffer for this yet, the
"I was willing he should think
his friends had been fnl?e, so I
didn't undeceive him. 1 led him
to the station-house, w here he
was safely lodged for the night.
There I left him for seme hours.
When I came back, lit was bend
ing forwaid, his lit ad roting on
his bauds, apparently'' in great
dii-trcssol mind. Ilewasyoung,
and Ielt rather sorry lor him.
" 'I have ccme,' paid I, 'to give
you a chance. Wt Know all a
bout your gang.. 'We know
your leader very well. We un
derstand the door-spring game
perfectly. ' Wo shall probably
have all of them very soon; it
depends upon. you. how soon.
Now, if you want a chance for
revenge, you. can liavq.it, and
serve yourself, too. You are
young, and it is hard to spend
thirty years of life in. prison. I,
will use my influence for you,
if you will help me.'
"To make a long story 6hort,
after much persuasion and ma
ny threats, and after copious ap
peals to his selfishness and sus-
lie gave mc information that led,
thy Country's, thy God's, and
-THURSDAY, JANUARY .9, Wift
two nights afterward, to the ar
rest of ten as desperate villains
as there are in Massachusetts.
"We had a hard tussle, and
had to shoot one fellow before
we captured them; but we took
them three or four at a time, in
different parts of the city, so
that made the matter easier. But
Ilaldeman, the man I had want
ed so long, the gentlemanly
leader, vas once more lucky e-nou-gh
to make his escape. The
bank folks raised a thousand
dollars for me, in consideration
of my services,and I made friend
Jim a present of a fine gold
watch for his valuable assistance.
The criminals will all get a hea
vy sentence but the one. who
confessed. Itdiall make anoth
er thousand when I capture Ilal
deman, and 60 shall get hand
somely paid for my trouble."
"Have 3ou not given up hope
of ever getting him?" I inquir
ed, as Johnson finished his story.
"No, sir; I guess not," he re
plied. "To tell you the truth,
.ueatje, earn ne, lowering.nisi.,, i,t f,li,w
T 1 . M 1 I 1 I'l
voice, "I expect to take him
mis eiy nignt. x expect iiim:n;uu next tune.
to get aboard this train at some
country station. That's why
told vou I miffht break off mv
story suddenly. That's why
I'm traveling on this train at all.
The conductor is looking out for'... . UUillu,,, , 7
ilikn tho rest nt n... h:is her weak
the other cars and I m watching
this myself." .
We rode on for a time in si-;
lencc, I pondering over the
strange story of my friend, which
sirangc siory 01 my inena,wnicn a iop 10 a uuiy wiiu nau ret ufceu -
was to prove such a wonderful to iu 'Tou arc fishing for com -
sequel, he with hat pulled overTrimcilts-" "01V no' sll5 1,cd
, . 1 ' . , i I never fish 111 so shallow a 1
nvoa. :mn?irntlr sisilpf-n. Tlio'
. .--,"11 .v r- 1
tram stopped at several way sta
tions and a number of persons
got in and out, but my Inend
appeared to . take no notice of j
thisfact. Bv and by he bent
over me and asked q-jietly:
"Reade, do you see that fine
looking man at the further end
of the car?"
"That clerical looking gentle
man do you mean, with the book
in his hand?"
"The same! - Well, he's the
fellow I want. He got in at the
last station. I've got to arrest
"Not that noble-looking man,
surely," said I.
"The very one!" he answered
with a smile, as he rose from his
seat and walked toward him.
My friend laid his hand on the
man's shoulder and said some
thing. The villain sprangquick
ly to his feet and tried to pull
out a pistol, but Johnson sprang
upon him like a tiger. The con-
ductor came in just here, and j
together they overpowered the
rascal. When the train stopped
at the next station, I saw John
son leading the fellow, hand
cuffed, from the train.
Some time after this I learned
by - the newspapers that the
whole gang were convicted, and
my cool friend, the detective,
had made another thousand dol
A child ran laughing on the beach.
The sup flione warm and bright
Upon her wavinjr golden hair, .
II cr tiny form so slight.
"I wonder why the world's so fair,
So lull of nuii and sorg,
I wonder why big folks don't laugh
And the whole day long."'
A maid was walking on the strand,
She gazed far out to ?ca;
Where, o'er the sun'it watora rode
A bark bo gallantly.
"Ah, lore is coining over the wares,
Is coming soon to me,
I wonder how, in this sweet world
Old folks such chadows see."
A woman stood upon tho shore,
Iler eyes wiib weeping rud,
Looked sadly on the cruel sea
That never gave up its dead.
"I wonder why this world was made
So dark and full of care,
No wonder that lire's burden seems
Too gTeat for one to bear."
Near by the window ledge there sat
A granddame, old and gray
The window looking out to sea,
Where sh'ps at anchor ly.
"1 wonder when mine eyes shall see
Lire's ship at anchor lie,
Within God's harbor peacefully
For all eternity."
The divorced wife of a Boston
bowling-saloon keeper is suing
to gct;somc alley-money from
her former husband.
Sips of Fun.
"Happy to meat you," said a
The cucumber does its best
fighting after it s down.
He that runs may read a
great nmny um.gs eoneexn,
ms cnaracrer, especially 11 ne
runs for office. .
A boy who had read of sailors53 anfl a violm PlaJer and
heaving up the anchor wanted to
know if it was sea-sickness made
cm do it.
Anybody can catch a cohl
now. Ihc trouble to let
l A.J - U V Ll I
A Syracuse man calls his wife
"Poor Rule," because she won't ;
work more than one wav, and
usually not that.
A western paper explains. It
didn't mean to nay that "Mayor
Snooks was tight," but that he
It is all the way up hill to suc-
cess but it wouldn't be so plag-
uey hard climbing, up if there!
uey nam cummng up
Avere not so many coming down
all the time.
"Take away woman." asks a
jVe would. Give us soiuelhin
A man was boasting that
. he had an elevator in his house,
!''So he has," chimed in his wife,
ld he keeps it in tho cupboard ,
J " . .
apfj gtrong points, the weak j01 a moment, but as socn as he
Inoints beinir her coffee and ht-r! recovered started off on the dead
strong points the butter.
j "I am inclined to think," said
a fop to a lady who had refused -
They were having a snarl, nnd
she asked him if there was any-
ihhg in the past he would like
to recall. He heartily answer-
ed, "1 es, the day you firtt rc-
Some shallow-pat ed cdttors
ridicule Wade Hampton be
cause he has lost a leg by reason
of the kick of a mule. Tho?e
editors write as if the result
were a family victory.
We have often been told that
there was a future in store for
us, but we have never found the
the store where it was kept. It
must be one of those establish
ments that do not advertise.
"I should just like to see some-
ho v trv to abduct me. said
Mrs. Smith at the breakfast ta -
ble the other morning. "Il'm
so should I, my dear so should
I," said Mr. Smith, with exceed
Editors like brevity, but a
man who was recently hung in
Indiana suited them loo well.
He made no remarks about
heaven, but nodded at ihe
preacher and said, "I'll ce you
later," and the trap fell.
A justice of the peace at New
HartfoM married a couple the
other day, and the groom asked j
lummsternis aiier ineKnotas rop ,ct.of St. Louis, has is.
tied. "We ," said the justice,! , , . . , :
Ll,llWn,ntwnil!r.".8Ucd h 1 8 All,VLal Clonal
jThCn," said the young man,
here's a dollar; that will make
you three. i weather focevcry day m the year
A man may be a riotous old pa-' and cleariycxplaining the the
triot on election day, and swear ory on -which his predictions are
that the country is going to the'jge lie gives a history,- causes
dogs unless his party wins; '''t!ana effects of tornadoes a chap
if he loses, he is more than apt! .. . ; .
to come up next mo, uing and . on lightning rods, expose,
say that the result was a matter jthr Fcn.enU rthlessness, and
of' no importance, as no irinci-!Pja?3 h thtf maf c
Pie was involved. i & 1 whole, is c
A Frenchman -wants to knowjue to every one! and especially
why plugging a watermelon indpeiisible to' fanners. For
means to cut a hole in it, w hile
plugging a tooth is to mi ".'the trade and to agents, send 20
Weil, they plug a - watermelon' ts to THOMPSON". TICE &
for a fill, and dig a hole in a tooth:
lor a plug, ana you tawc yov.r: .
choice between colic and tooth- CQ- Men who have inide for
ache. Either is werry fillm at ttmcB are llot those who had five
the price. 'thousand dollnrs piven them to
A clergyman, in speaking of
one of his panshonei-s, who vas
. f 1 . ni. 5f
so given to argument that it was
difficult to converse with him cu
any subject, said "Brother
is so argumentative that he will
dispute with a guide-post about
the distance to the next town,
to the truth of its epitaph." j Wretched their hand and touched
t. " . the public heart. Men who win
He was something -of a cynic,;, j tl . 6 wooing If
n lii- rich but henm eked
friend, a few weeks after the
burial, and found there a heroic-
ro.l fnmnln f!rrrirr In mnrlllf flf
OllitU V. ... . f .q... ... (
. 1 " . I . . a .1
a monument, ne eneu out;
"Poor, poor, fellow.! as though
it was not enough ir. life, he
is held down by a woman in
VOL XXIH0; 45.
Too Much of It.
A circus manager tells this
j t IIou8to Te.
whcre j mct with a dever old
fclIow bccn ft
j Maximilian's army and who was
, . ,. , . ,
1 Sct mra ana two otner per-
j we stancu to travel
Texas, giving performances in
j ilc little towns, in stores, church
os ctc After a while we reach-
cd Navascta, a little town filled
! with big Texas bushwhackers
who bring in cotton to ship by
rail. We showed in the second
! story over a store, and crowds
came to see Maximilian's trick of
having a pistol shot at him and
catching the bullet in his mouth.
Of course it was a trick pistol
a 1 t 1 -m tt
mat was used. ell, every
thing was moving along smooth-
, and we Q1m.xg moncy
"... , . "
until one day a-great strapping
bushwhacker happened in. He
watched the pistol tricks to the
end, then suddenly drawing from
hirj belt a pistol about the size of
a young howitzer, called out
'Now, see if you can catch this
bullet, you old duffer,' and fired.
The bullet went crashing through
way half a dozen teeth and break
ing his jaw. He was stunned
in his hand, and I have never
seen him since. This broke up
combination. I concluded I
cf Texas for
one year, and so came on .ast
here for a rest."
Many cf our readers will
be pleased to know that the fifty-second
number of the old
Westekn Farmer's Almaxac
is out, promptly on time, for
1879. We need say but little
of thi3 standard almanac, except
that it is full to the brim, as u
sual, with varied and valuable
original articles 011 new and in
teresting subjects. To those
who know it, it is indispensible.
Among the Authors who have
Papers in this issue, we notice
the names of Prof. O. .V. Riley,
B. F. Johnson, F. D. Coburn,
Prof. James Fitz, Burdette, the
lummuun nm oi Tnc uuriinir-
ton Hawk-eye, M. B. Hfllyard,
Quad, ' Kennedy, and oth-
ers, all of them the best authori
ties on the subjects of w hich they
write; and all this, with its mot
toes, weather forecast, calendars,
and fund f other matter make
it not only the best but the cheap-
a t i v.i . 1 t 1
est ofiiouioui imoiisneu. jisj
price is only ten cents. It can
be had of its publishers, John P.
Morton & Co., Louisville, Ky.
Send them a dime and try it.
Prof. Tice, the distin
guished meteorologist and wcath-
father AlmanaF for 1379, m
which, besides foretelling the
jrvui, uuereM mm practical viii-
6an,pie co.,v am terms of sale to
CO., Publishers, St. Lous, Mo.
Lfnrf .v.-t1, i11f Rtn.;p(i ,. uu a
,. , , .. - AT
Avell-earnetl dollar or two. Men
, , .
who have by their own exertions
acquired fame have not been
thrust into popularity by puffs
i)erirC(i or v:iA cor. or VC11 m
frf d, rL hayc
Jou work for fame, love, moncy,
cr anything else, work with your
hands, heart and brain.
XTA4l.inr. L-AAna o mors frrm
i.uiumj3 "r, '
being rich like thinking he has
enough; nothing from knowl-
edge ami wisdom like thinking
he ha both. .
His Favorite Mule.
A Eureka teamster is noted
for the affection that he betrays
on one of the mule3 in his outfit,
the most t b?tinate and mangy
looking animal in the string, and
his fondness for "Xancy," as he
calls her, has passed into a prov
erb. Upon being rallied upen
this peculiarity by a chum, he
discoursed as follows : "I used to
have a sweetheart back in Injany
that I was awful gone on, and
this yer cussed mule has so many
pints in eommon that my heart
just yearns over her. She was
as likely a gal as ever run bare
footed in a cornfield, but she was
too cussed obstinate to enjoy good
health." You never knew just
how to tike her. She'd look you
right smilling in the eye, and
you'd think thar were more su
gar in her nor a New Orleans
molasses hogshead; but if you
laid your hand on her unexpected
like, she'd kick the. breeching all
to h 1 in less than a minute.
That's just the way with that
mule; I reckon she's cost me
nigh onto 500 for harness, to
say nothing about a doctor's bill
for a broken leg; but you get in
to a place whar the mud's deep,
and the rest of the team ker-
flummuxed, and call on her for
assistance, and blast my eyes if
she won't pull herself clear out .
of her hide" to help you out of
your trouble. That was the way
w ith Nancy . The summer I em
igrated I were mighty sick with
the ague, and got the milk fever
on top of that, and I were pretty
nearly ready to cross over Jor
dan, but she nussed mc, helj cd
her ole dad all day, and set up
with me nights until she were a
shaddcr;, but she pulled mo
through, and then she advised
me to emigrate to Californy. I
hated to go away; it were like
persuading a hungry horse to
leave a pail of oats; but there was
no use, she were bound to hev
id way, and I came. That war
fifteen years ago, and I hadn t
been in the country a month 'fore
I got the news of her dying.
Poor gal I She overdone herself
akin' care cf my worthless car
cass, and I never seen no woman
since then that were worth
shucks compared to her."
His eyes were moist as he clos
ed his affecting reminiscence, and
f any of our readers notice a
mousc-i olored lead-mule that can
ick a fly off her companion's
car with unfailing accuracy or
out-pull any pair in the team,
hey will know that the driver's
ife is centered in that animal, and-
espect the tender memories that
cause him to bestow upon her the
affections that were once the sole
property of the departed 'Xaney.' .
The way an independent polit- "
ical newspaper can best succeed
is as follows: One week it will
niblish a well written article and
pitch into the Bepublicans:
whereupon nearly all the Demo
cratic 'weeklies thoughont the
ountry will the next week copy
it and make favorable comments.
file next week an able cditoral
itching into the Democrats will
ie sure the week following to be
copied by nearly all the Bepub-
lcan papers, lhus, like a loco
motive, by the alternation of heat
and cold, the thing keeps going
at a lively rate. 1 ho Js ew i ork
Herald and Philidelphia Times
arc run on tho alternation prin-
Judge Wendell went fishing
near Truckee, Cal. The utream
was a'mo.st dry, and he could
wnlk over its rocky bed between
the pools. He sat down on a
boulder and dropped his line in
to a pool. Suddenly he heard
tremendous roar. Looking
up stream, he saw a vast body
of wa'er, eight feet high, rush
ing down upon him. A dam
had broken away, lie ran as .
fast as he could, yet not very
swifl!y, being fat and short-leg
ged. Ihc waiter quickly over
took him and carried him near
ly a quarter of a mile, finally
throwing him on the bank so
neiily drowned that he was
thought to be dead.
A poor Irishman nt Kochestcr,
X. Y ., owed a rich man eomo
money, and was unable to pay.
The rich man obtained a judg
ment and an execution, but
there was nothing on which tho
sheriff could levy. The Irish
man had two large pig, but tho
law allows a man two, and the
sheriff could not lake them. '
The rich man ihcn bought two '
little pigs had them presented ,
to the Irishman, and thereupon
took his two large one".
A midical professor Bay of t
bicco: "It is feilliog moro peo
ple th'an whiaky. Particularly
the smoking of cigarettes U bane
ful. The arteries become excited
and ruptured by it. and they often
snap in tha braid."